If you have noticed your elderly becoming more withdrawn from people and less confident from how they used to be, you should definitely do something about it. Here are a few tips to help you out…
Making them look good
Whether we admit it or not, our self-confidence has a tangible link with how we look. As a result, as we grow older, and think we don’t look good as we used to, our self-confidence takes a dip. Loosing teeth, losing hair, age spots; these are all common culprits for making our elders feeling less confident and more drawn away. Thanks to the advancement in modern dental health, getting partial or full dentures Fortitude Valley are not as complicated as it used to be. Likewise, getting natural looking wigs or even hair implants is now a more possible option. Apart from that, helping them select clothing that flatters their body, and helping create a makeup routine that will help them hide (what they consider as) their imperfections too could help boost their self-confidence a great deal.
Helping them find hobbies they can still do well
Have you ever thought of how our mind tends to wander, often towards the negative, when we are bored or have a lot of free time at hand? Unfortunately, our mind is a little useless that way. We don’t realize how powerful our mind’s negativity at instances like this can be; mostly because we are too busy pay attention to it. However, with our elders, with retirement and their chicks all flown out of the nest, their mind’s voice is a constant companion. We understand that not everyone can afford great dental prosthetics. In this case, help them fill their time to help suppress that voice; making sure it is hobbies they can partake with easy. Additionally, you can look up ways to make it easier for them to partake in the hobbies they are already interested in.
Encouraging them to be more independent
Independence is a strange thing. You never know its value until you lose it. For our elders, the dependency towards others when it comes to fulfilling some of their basic needs can feel more than a little depressing. Try to help them win back their confidence through their rediscovery of independence. Simple things like getting to shower on their own (through shower support bars or wheel chair accessible tubs) or doing their own grocery shopping (through a wheel chair accessible vehicle or an online grocery store) can mean a lot more to them than you think. Just be cautious about letting them doing too much, too fast; we don’t want to compromise their health.
Connecting and reconnecting with people